Corps seeks chess players, cyclists for teams

Staff report
Posted : Thursday Feb 22, 2007 13:25:28 EST

The Corps announced today it’s looking for chess players and cyclists to represent it in competitions worldwide.

Two Corps-wide messages detailed the criteria for leathernecks to join the 2007 Armed Forces Cycling and All-Marine Chess teams.

Chess players vying for one of six spots on the All-Marine team have until April 16 to apply. Applicants must be registered with the United States Chess Federation, the message says.

Cyclists licensed by USA Cycling have until March 13 to apply for a spot on the Armed Forces Cycling Team; its international competition schedule begins in April in Australia. According to MarAdmin 119/07, cyclists will be selected based on their performance and teamwork.